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Poster: smgarcia Date: Apr 22, 2019 9:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: What ever happened to Dr. Flashback?

The reviewer who wrote so many great reviews for almost a hundred concerts? Has anyone seen him recently or know him?

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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 24, 2019 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ever happened to Dr. Flashback?

Maybe Cliff knows.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 24, 2019 2:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ever happened to Dr. Flashback?

He sleeps with the fishes?

;)

(of course not, we hope)

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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 24, 2019 5:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ever happened to Dr. Flashback?

Or maybe just chases them as well.

https://archive.org/serve/uploaded/Cliff_Hucker-Wharf_167__Mako_i.jpg

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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 24, 2019 5:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ever happened to Dr. Flashback?

Love the continuation of this theme, remembering the giants who once walked among us but don't seem to come 'round much anymore.

https://archive.org/details/gd73-02-22.pset2-sbd.carman.12215.sbeok.shnf/gd73-02-22d1t11.shn

I took note of the Dr.'s comments here, especially the part where he lauds Phil's vocal on 'Box of Rain.' One doesn't read a lot of that kind of thing. So I had to listen of course, and while doing so caught this little gem: While Jerry's taking his 'Box of Rain' solo, at about 1:55 he lays out some, allowing Keith to come to the fore. Not exactly stepping aside for Keith to take his own solo, but sort of sharing the break. I've never read anything about this, but think it was a real thing Jerry liked doing. I know I hear it happening more successfully with Bruce Hornsby in the early nineties, mainly because of how Bruce sounded like he was embracing the opportunity more enthusiastically. Keith's pretty timid here like he maybe didn't expect or really want the opening Jerry provided. Cool stuff (hopefully not just to me).

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Reviewer: smgarcia - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 21, 2008
Subject: Dr. Flashback gives this a 4/5, but I give this...
a 5/5. I've listened to 100+ different Playin' In The Bands multiple times and this one is one of the very best, in the top 10 in my opinion. It is so supple and gentle, jazzy yet a little freaky at times. But the playing and sound quality are superior to just about all others.

I also love the Dark Star and I'm currently listening to Eyes Of The World. The Dark Star is short but why penalize based on that? Sometimes short and to the point is very rewarding. I favor this Eyes Of The World over most others in 1973 because, frankly, it's played at a slighty faster clip. I love the ones from the Nov 1973 Winterland run, but this one has more jump, more pizazz, and is more groovy and entertaining. All 16 minutes of it. Perhaps it gets a 4/5 because not all of the concert is here, but I'm giving it a 5/5 because what we do have is quite a treat.


Reviewer: dr. flashback - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 19, 2005
Subject: Don't Miss This!
Wow, another great 73 show that I've had the pleasure to rediscover. Had a SBD tape of Set 2 years ago, and the Dark Star alone was enough to win me over. Never thought I'd find Set 1, so this is a real treat, even with the missing songs.
It seems that other than Nov 73, this Spring tour was also a highlight for the year. 2/15, 2/19 and 3/24 all contain some unbelieveable jams.
But now to Feb 22nd. A jaunty TLEO should get you dancing immediately, or check your pacemaker. And Bird Song really reached its apothosis in 1973 - this is a good example with Keith and Jerry weaving nice counterpoint above Phil's tasty bass.
Speaking of Phil - he delivers a great vocal here on Box of Rain, a near perfect version! But as usual, they save the jams for last, and now we hear yet another reason to rank versions of 1973 Playin as the best. Jerry gives us both bubbly, funky wah wah riffs, as well as sparkling jazzy leads with pedals off. Complex poly-rhythms abound with Phil, Jerry and Keith bouncing beats off each other, then Jerry builds to a peak with screaming, rippling wah wah leads before the verse returns. And I can do without "Woman Enough" okay, but the fact that China>Rider is missing is a real crime. Because usually when they close the set with it - it's a real scorcher!
Now for dessert! How many great Dark Star>Eyes combos are there in 1973? Too many to pick a best from, indeed. But this one evokes images of tripping by the window on a cold Feb. day, watching the colorful snowflake trails and sipping hot tea. Only 14 minutes, but beautifully mellow and dreamy. Finally, halfway thru they sing the verse, then expand into space complete with sleighbells before launching into a long, energetic Eyes. Phil, Bobby and Bill drive the train while Jerry fires off laser-like leads. Near the end they introduce an embryonic version of the
"Slipknot" theme they would bring to perfection down the road. Maybe not the best version but hey, they've only played it 4 times so far here! And thank God the China Doll isn't missing. It's artfully delivered with soulful vocals from Jerry.

A very strong 4 stars for this show!
enjoy,
Dr. Flashback ;-)

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Poster: smgarcia Date: Apr 25, 2019 2:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ever happened to Dr. Flashback?

Love it! There are a few shows where we both comment on it.

I wish he commented on more shows.

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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 25, 2019 5:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ever happened to Dr. Flashback?

The link high flow posted has folks wondering where the hell Dr. Flashback was in 2006! Some things never change I guess... when you're in demand, you're in demand...

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Poster: high flow Date: Apr 24, 2019 7:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ever happened to Dr. Flashback?

The Doc and the Oprah....(the old days and my best idea around these parts): https://archive.org/post/69570/oprahs-picks

The Doc and the diggy-diggy-Doc...(the old days and Non-Dead) Remember when we labeled posts "non-dead" 'cause Tell was always riding the CREAM bus(there ya' go SDH):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QdgC6w0gL4

This post was modified by high flow on 2019-04-25 02:17:32

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Poster: craven714 Date: Apr 26, 2019 12:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ever happened to Dr. Flashback?

He is 1 that’s missed. But his excellent reviews remain.
Nice to see ya smgarcia. We could ask what happened to you, huh?? :) I believe you live /lived in Ohio?

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Poster: smgarcia Date: Apr 26, 2019 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ever happened to Dr. Flashback?

Nope...never in Ohio. Was in Chicago for 4 years for school, NY Manhattan for 4 years for residency, now I live in the Bay Area and go to Terrapin Crossroads several times a year to get the vibe any way I can.

Used to post a lot...but was absento for many years. Not sure why.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Apr 26, 2019 1:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ever happened to Dr. Flashback?

Dang. I thought your handle was someone partied with before a Phil show in Columbus back around 2007-8??? Air Garcia was the moniker btw. It all rolls into one.
Oh, well l guess we’re just strangers stopping strangers, just to shake their hand. Looks like you’ve lived in some great places. And also now! What a long, strange trip it’s been. Nice to see that ‘old’ name. Like you l don’t post as much either, but l know the reasons: people take my joking the wrong way sometimes. There are people and resources here that help far above my knowledge, errr, l mean pay grade. So it’s nice to pick up what people like the Dr. et al are laying down. And maybe the main reason is lm old and boring. And who wants that?
Say High to Phil for me :) and don’t be a feel like a stranger.
If we could just get a ‘Blow Me’ out of Ducats the Eyes of the world would be complete.

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Poster: smgarcia Date: Apr 26, 2019 2:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ever happened to Dr. Flashback?

Right on. Yea don't we have ever met. Seen Phil a few times at Terrapin, for being mid 70's and having a liver transplant and all that, he does look good and healthy.

It's fun living in the Bay Area, I live in San Rafael home of the Dead for a very long time. Lots of little things out here that remind one of the Dead...Sweetwaters, Olompali state park, Terrrapin XR, even Bill Kreutzmann in his book wrote about living in a place off the same road where I live now.

I don't visit archive.org as much as I used to...becuase I use the Relisten App for the iPhone. That, by the way, has changed my life. I can now stream any dead show SBD or AUD at anytime, anywhere. I use it at work regularly, stream in my car while driving...it's just the best.

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Poster: smgarcia Date: Apr 26, 2019 2:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ever happened to Dr. Flashback?

When I was more active, I had some pretty funny reviews. Check out https://archive.org/details/gd72-04-07.aud.hanno.6161.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: craven714 Date: Apr 26, 2019 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ever happened to Dr. Flashback?

There’s just not enough “a”s in the word damn to type.

Vermoontains told me about the Relisten App. as well.
In-between beers of course. Guess lll go learn some more. Thx!
Keep on Truckin

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 26, 2019 3:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ever happened to Dr. Flashback?

Well you craven bastard!

Of course, I don't think you're cowardly, but you know I love the "craven" handle, and I have to say, your jokes are something to look forward to around here...so, don't hold back, don't sell yourself short, and never, never pull out, as Rob and SDH would say while debating the problems w BREXIT.

;)

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Poster: craven714 Date: Apr 26, 2019 3:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ever happened to Dr. Flashback?

Eh? Sonny???

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Poster: craven714 Date: Apr 26, 2019 3:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ever happened to Dr. Flashback?

What ever happened to SDH?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 23, 2019 6:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ever happened to Dr. Flashback?

Whatever happened to SMGarcia!??

;)

Haven't seen a post by the Doc in a long time...recall in the early days he used to highlight a show, like a book club selection w commentary, which I can't think of what it was called...

Perhaps he's lost his list of PWs?

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Poster: smgarcia Date: Apr 24, 2019 2:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What ever happened to Dr. Flashback?

SMGarcia is here! Haven't posted anything in some time. I'm in a heavy GD mode right now. Listening to a bunch of meltdowns trying to figure out which ones are fab and which ones are OK....

Dr. Flashback had great reviews. he even responded to one of mine once. Never knew him, or where he lived, or whatever. But of all the reviews I read on this site...his are superb.